5 April 2018 Dr. Lada L Roslycky joined NAKO as a Research and Advocacy Manager. Dr. Roslycky leads the research team identifying systemic corruption risks in Ukraine’s defence and security sector and NAKOs advocacy anti-corruption reforms and transparency in the area.
Dr. Roslycky is an American-Canadian security expert with over 15 years of experience working with soft power, Euro-Atlantic integration, international law, and democracy building. Her Master’s thesis (published in The United Nations Hague Yearbook of International Law) set the foundational guidelines for the use of weather modification technology as an instrument of sustainable development. Her PhD dissertation (2011 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) predicted Russia would illegally annex Crimea using a combination of soft power (psychological operations), post-Soviet political-criminal relations, and the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
A fellow of the Harvard Black Sea Security Program, she created a formula explaining Russia’s policy of strategic separatism. Lada advises governmental and non-governmental institutions. As an external consultant for the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF) she analyzed private military corporations in Mongolia’s mining sector, NATO Trust Funds and supported work of the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration.
As the Director of Strategic Communications at Ukraine Today, she authored a winning tender for the EU Deep & Comprehensive Free Trade Area communications project. She is an expert writer for the Center for Army Conversion and Disarmament Studies, is cooperating with NATO Science for Peace Program on Cyber Security and is a visiting Professor at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. Her interests include human rights, public speaking, strategic planning, analysis, peacebuilding, sailing, and, flowers.